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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 920 720 630
Rank change year-on-year -200 -90 -36
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 290 174 278
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.34% 1.47% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 227 122 247
10th Percentile £34,750 £37,625 £32,000
25th Percentile £44,625 £50,000 £46,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £56,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +7.14% +6.67%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £81,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.83% +20.00% +5.26%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 21,644 11,805 13,864
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 12.85% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 11,670 8,757 11,052
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,556
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.90% +6.57%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
England -171 261 £56,250 -6.25% 27
UK excluding London -98 152 £53,500 -10.83% 13
London -207 116 £67,500 +12.50% 13
Work from Home -220 106 £55,000 -21.43% 4
South East -77 59 £68,750 +30.95% 4
North of England -63 43 £48,750 -18.75% 2
Midlands -44 33 £46,250 -40.32% 1
Yorkshire -28 22 £55,000 -8.33% 1
West Midlands -33 21 £42,500 -45.16% 1
North East - 14 £35,000 -
East of England -83 13 £77,500 - 3
South West -26 12 £55,000 +53.85% 3
East Midlands - 12 £50,000 -
Scotland -59 9 £57,500 -23.33%
North West -87 7 £67,500 +12.50% 1
Wales -38 2 £47,500 +26.67%

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 211 (72.76%) Firewall
2 194 (66.90%) VPN
3 159 (54.83%) Cisco
4 148 (51.03%) WAN
5 129 (44.48%) BGP
6 124 (42.76%) OSPF
6 124 (42.76%) LAN
7 118 (40.69%) DNS
7 118 (40.69%) Linux
8 112 (38.62%) SSL
9 108 (37.24%) Windows
10 96 (33.10%) MPLS
11 95 (32.76%) Azure
11 95 (32.76%) Palo Alto
12 94 (32.41%) DHCP
13 92 (31.72%) TCP/IP
13 92 (31.72%) Cisco Certification
13 92 (31.72%) Network Security
14 83 (28.62%) AWS
15 82 (28.28%) Data Centre
16 78 (26.90%) Social Skills
17 76 (26.21%) ITIL
18 74 (25.52%) Wi-Fi
19 73 (25.17%) Juniper
19 73 (25.17%) F5
19 73 (25.17%) PowerShell
20 66 (22.76%) CCNP
21 65 (22.41%) Microsoft
21 65 (22.41%) Wireless
22 60 (20.69%) SolarWinds

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.52%) Confluence
2 13 (4.48%) Commerce Server
3 11 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (3.10%) Apache
5 8 (2.76%) IIS
6 7 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (2.07%) WordPress
8 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.07%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.41%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.34%) assyst
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 95 (32.76%) Azure
2 83 (28.62%) AWS
3 46 (15.86%) Microsoft 365
4 22 (7.59%) IaaS
5 21 (7.24%) Cloud Computing
6 19 (6.55%) PaaS
7 17 (5.86%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (3.79%) AWS Direct Connect
8 11 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (3.10%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (3.10%) GCP
10 9 (3.10%) Google Workspace
11 8 (2.76%) Serverless
12 6 (2.07%) SaaS
13 5 (1.72%) OneDrive
14 4 (1.38%) GitHub
14 4 (1.38%) Lucidchart
14 4 (1.38%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 211 (72.76%) Firewall
2 194 (66.90%) VPN
3 148 (51.03%) WAN
4 129 (44.48%) BGP
5 124 (42.76%) LAN
5 124 (42.76%) OSPF
6 118 (40.69%) DNS
7 112 (38.62%) SSL
8 96 (33.10%) MPLS
9 94 (32.41%) DHCP
10 92 (31.72%) Network Security
10 92 (31.72%) TCP/IP
11 74 (25.52%) Wi-Fi
12 65 (22.41%) Wireless
13 54 (18.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 54 (18.62%) SD-WAN
14 42 (14.48%) VoIP
15 40 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
15 40 (13.79%) SAN
16 37 (12.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.52%) Big Data
2 4 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.38%) MySQL
3 3 (1.03%) MariaDB
3 3 (1.03%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.03%) Power BI
3 3 (1.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.34%) DB2
4 1 (0.34%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 21 (7.24%) JIRA
2 19 (6.55%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.86%) GitLab
4 15 (5.17%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.41%) Robot Framework
6 3 (1.03%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 78 (26.90%) Social Skills
2 36 (12.41%) Finance
3 27 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (7.59%) Documentation Skills
5 21 (7.24%) Retail
6 16 (5.52%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.79%) Banking
7 11 (3.79%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (3.45%) Aviation
9 9 (3.10%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (2.07%) Public Sector
11 5 (1.72%) Military
12 4 (1.38%) Advertising
12 4 (1.38%) Games
12 4 (1.38%) Law
12 4 (1.38%) Legal
13 3 (1.03%) Automotive
13 3 (1.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 131 (45.17%) Network Engineer
2 56 (19.31%) Senior Network Engineer
3 35 (12.07%) Cisco Engineer
3 35 (12.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 34 (11.72%) Architect
5 30 (10.34%) Juniper Engineer
6 27 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (9.31%) Security Engineer
7 23 (7.93%) Infrastructure Architect
8 19 (6.55%) Senior Security Engineer
9 18 (6.21%) Network Security Engineer
10 17 (5.86%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 16 (5.52%) Firewall Engineer
12 14 (4.83%) Analyst
12 14 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (4.48%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (4.14%) Cloud Architect
15 11 (3.79%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
16 10 (3.45%) Principal Engineer
16 10 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.21%) LDAP
2 14 (4.83%) JSON
3 8 (2.76%) Flash
4 7 (2.41%) SAML
5 6 (2.07%) .NET
6 4 (1.38%) XMPP
7 3 (1.03%) .NET Core
7 3 (1.03%) ARM Templates
7 3 (1.03%) OAuth
7 3 (1.03%) OpenID
7 3 (1.03%) RESTful
7 3 (1.03%) Spring
7 3 (1.03%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.03%) YAML
8 2 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.69%) ModSecurity
9 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.34%) Kafka
9 1 (0.34%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 82 (28.28%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.72%) Management Information System
3 27 (9.31%) PKI
3 27 (9.31%) Public Cloud
4 18 (6.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (5.52%) IoT
6 14 (4.83%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.79%) Private Cloud
8 10 (3.45%) Eurex
9 9 (3.10%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (2.76%) Fat Client
10 8 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (2.76%) Smartphone
10 8 (2.76%) Thin Client
11 7 (2.41%) Cloud Native
12 6 (2.07%) Clustering
13 5 (1.72%) IVR
14 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
15 2 (0.69%) CESG
15 2 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 118 (40.69%) Linux
2 108 (37.24%) Windows
3 44 (15.17%) Unix
4 34 (11.72%) Windows Server
5 23 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (5.52%) Solaris
7 12 (4.14%) Mac OS
7 12 (4.14%) Ubuntu
8 11 (3.79%) CentOS
8 11 (3.79%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.76%) Android
10 4 (1.38%) SUSE
11 3 (1.03%) AIX
11 3 (1.03%) Fedora
11 3 (1.03%) OpenWrt
11 3 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.21%) ITIL
2 57 (19.66%) Change Management
2 57 (19.66%) Load Balancing
3 54 (18.62%) Kalman Filter
4 42 (14.48%) Agile
5 40 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 38 (13.10%) Web Filtering
7 36 (12.41%) Configuration Management
7 36 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (12.07%) Computer Science
9 34 (11.72%) CI/CD
9 34 (11.72%) Infrastructure as Code
10 33 (11.38%) Cybersecurity
11 32 (11.03%) Migration
12 31 (10.69%) Network Management
13 30 (10.34%) Network Design
14 28 (9.66%) Change Control
14 28 (9.66%) DevOps
14 28 (9.66%) Problem Management
15 26 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (25.17%) PowerShell
2 41 (14.14%) Python
3 33 (11.38%) Bash
4 8 (2.76%) Go
5 7 (2.41%) Perl
6 6 (2.07%) SQL
7 5 (1.72%) Java
7 5 (1.72%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.38%) C
9 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.69%) PHP
10 2 (0.69%) Ruby
11 1 (0.34%) C#
Qualifications
1 92 (31.72%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (22.76%) CCNP
3 59 (20.34%) CCNA
4 53 (18.28%) Degree
5 19 (6.55%) JNCIP
6 15 (5.17%) CCIE
7 14 (4.83%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.41%) CWNA
8 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.41%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.07%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.72%) CISM
10 5 (1.72%) CISSP
10 5 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (1.03%) SANS
12 2 (0.69%) CCDP
12 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.69%) ISACA
12 2 (0.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.38%) SLA
2 9 (3.10%) NCSC
3 7 (2.41%) GDPR
3 7 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.03%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.03%) NIST
5 3 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.69%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.69%) RMADS
6 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 41 (14.14%) Docker
3 33 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.48%) Firmware
4 13 (4.48%) iptables
5 12 (4.14%) VMware NSX
6 9 (3.10%) vSphere
7 8 (2.76%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.07%) NFS
8 6 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.34%) KVM
10 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.34%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.34%) RACF
Systems Management
1 49 (16.90%) Terraform
2 43 (14.83%) Kubernetes
3 41 (14.14%) Ansible
4 24 (8.28%) Grafana
5 20 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
5 20 (6.90%) SolarWinds Orion
6 16 (5.52%) Prometheus
7 13 (4.48%) ZABBIX
8 12 (4.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (4.14%) Puppet
9 10 (3.45%) Icinga
10 8 (2.76%) cPanel
10 8 (2.76%) Jamf Pro
10 8 (2.76%) Nagios
10 8 (2.76%) PowerCLI
10 8 (2.76%) TrustSec
10 8 (2.76%) vCenter Server
11 6 (2.07%) FortiGate
11 6 (2.07%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 159 (54.83%) Cisco
2 95 (32.76%) Palo Alto
3 73 (25.17%) F5
3 73 (25.17%) Juniper
4 65 (22.41%) Microsoft
5 60 (20.69%) SolarWinds
6 43 (14.83%) VMware
7 37 (12.76%) Fortinet
7 37 (12.76%) Red Hat
8 28 (9.66%) Forcepoint
9 26 (8.97%) Aruba
9 26 (8.97%) Zscaler
10 24 (8.28%) CheckPoint
11 23 (7.93%) Oracle
12 22 (7.59%) Arista
13 21 (7.24%) Citrix
14 20 (6.90%) Barracuda Networks
14 20 (6.90%) Meraki
15 18 (6.21%) ServiceNow
16 17 (5.86%) HP